Constance Borges Constance

First post: Oct 27, 2021 Latest post: Oct 30, 2021
Constance Jean Pearson Borges (Connie) was born in Watertown, South Dakota to Oral and Dorothy (Stanley) Pearson on August 5, 1943. She “joined her ladies on the other side” on October 26, 2021. She is survived by sons James and Neil (Jennifer) Borges, daughters Lia (Gary) Gyore and Lucinda (Doug) DeVries as well as her grandchildren Katie and Ryan Gyore, Theo Borges, Eleanor Borges and Garron Rogers and her brother Wes (Kathy) Pearson.

At age 17, she moved to Santa Maria and earned a Certified Nurse Assistant license and worked in that field at Sister’s Hospital in Santa Maria, St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and UCI Medical Center in Orange. She later worked in the home health field caring for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Management from Fullerton Community College in 1988. Her last job before retirement was office manager for a small manufacturing company in Seal Beach.

The most important thing to know about Connie is that she was a volunteer and an activist. She was a lifelong Girl Scout, beginning at age 7.

She was a Girl Scout leader for seven years and a member of the Fullerton O.W.L.S. (Older Women Love Scouting). She was active in the community serving in various chairmanships for Richman Elementary School PTA, Chairman of the Title 1 district advisory committee, Richman Elementary Advisory Committee 5 years, Chairman of the Multicultural Fair at Richman, PTA office and chairman at Nicolas Jr High, Newsletter editor for Richman Racer, and the Fullerton Ranger Soccer Club, member of Pueblo Del-Central board of directors.

She loved her children, their friends and often opened her home to anyone needing a place to settle for a bit. Loving people was her superpower and her kryptonite at the same time. She modeled generosity, compassion and service. That is her legacy. She was greatly loved and will be missed in equal measure.

As an avid reader she supported the Friends of the Fullerton Library. A donation has been made in her memory as a tribute.